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  • On Mar 2, 2024
    Lorraine from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are we no longer able to book genie+ 6o days out from our trip? I want to make sure I don't miss the window but I can't find a clear answer on when I book that or how it even works now

    Welcome to planDisney, Lorraine! It looks like your magical vacation is coming up soon and you're making excellent use of your countdown by learning all about the phenomenal cosmic power of the Disney Genie+ Service! It's true what they say - you ain't never had a friend like me, and I'm happy to help you navigate the ins and outs of Genie+ so you can minimize your wait times and maximize your magical memories on your upcoming visit!

    Let's start with the basics! Disney Genie+ is a paid service that allows Guests to enter select attractions through the Lightning Lane Entrance, therefore bypassing the standby line and shortening your wait time. Typically, Guests can expect to experience at least 2-3 attractions using Genie+. In my own experience, having a plan for which attractions are top priority for your family, and partnering that plan with knowledge of which attractions tend to sell out quickly with Genie+ can help you get the most out of this service! It's also important to understand the timing and logistics, so let's get into your question!

    Lorraine, you will be able to purchase Genie+ starting at midnight for the day you plan to use it, and you can make your first Genie+ selection at 7 AM EST for that same day. Once you make your first selection, you will be eligible to make the next selection two hours after your selected theme park opens or immediately after tapping into your first selection of the day. This process continues for the remainder of the day - you will be eligible to make a new selection every two hours or immediately after tapping into your most recent selection, whichever comes first!

    If this sounds confusing, hakuna matata - no worries - the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience mobile app will also keep track of when you are eligible for your next selection. I recommend setting an alarm on your phone for a few minutes before your next booking window opens so you can take a look at what's available and have a plan in place when the time comes.

    Another important tip to keep in mind is that certain attractions in each park are not included with the Disney Genie+ service, so if you are hoping to experience these attractions, you may consider purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane or joining a Virtual Queue. The attractions currently not included with Genie+ are:
    • TRON Lightcycle/Run (no standby line available) and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park
    • Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT (no standby line available)
    • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    If you do decide to join a complimentary Virtual Queue for TRON Lightcycle/Run or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, they will open at 7 AM EST also; it is recommended to book that first, and then make your first Genie+ selection because the boarding groups in the Virtual Queues always fill quickly.

    Lorraine, I hope this information helps you to make all of your Genie+ wishes come true during your visit! If you have any other questions about the Genie+ process or need recommendations for anything else as you finalize your plans, come on back and ask us again! We're all ears at planDisney!

    See you real soon,
    Alison

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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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